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Sacrament

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art as well as having training in illustration at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, Rocky Mountain School of Art, and Colorado Institute of Art. I work as an illustrator and sell paintings and drawings professionally as Fine Art. I also have extensive training in Greek in the context of a degree in exegetical theology. I am very adept in Philosophy while being much less adept in math.

Denver, CO, United States

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  • The Modern Scholar: First Principles & Natural Law: The Foundations of Political Philosophy, Part II

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Professor Hadley Arkes
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    In Part II of First Principles and Natural Law, Professor Hadley Arkes delves further into the classic connection between morality and law. Indeed, this link between the basis of law and the principles that form the groundwork of moral judgment is very much at play in today’s world, as evidenced in everything from Supreme Court decisions to national policy. Drawing upon the works of such influential philosophers as Immanuel Kant, David Hume, and Thomas Reid, Professor Arkes examines such relevant topics as conscientious objection, the justifications for war and interventions abroad, privacy claims, and abortion.

    Sacrament says: "Awesome depth of Information on Moral Philosophy"
    "Awesome depth of Information on Moral Philosophy"
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    If you could sum up The Modern Scholar: First Principles & Natural Law: The Foundations of Political Philosophy, Part II in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging, Understandable, Scholarly


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Modern Scholar: First Principles & Natural Law: The Foundations of Political Philosophy, Part II?

    The concept of functioning from the perspective of the spirit of truth for the common good and communicating on the level where one is understood rather than truth as something abstract. One must communicate what the other person can understand rather than to just devulge information. It is the principle that is the focus and not how one feels about something. One must reach a place of objectivity rather than functioning on a very personal and subjective level to be contributing to the good of society and actually to one's own good.


    Which character – as performed by the narrator – was your favorite?

    This was not a history or a story narrative but a philsophical explanation of moral law and the matter of the principles of natural law.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Coming to grips with the truth objectively.


    Any additional comments?

    This was the most interesting and logical approach to the matter of ethics and morals I have ever heard. I absolutely loved it. It helped me to really uderstand the matter of communicating on the level of what others understand rather than being idealistic. I listened to it several times.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: Discovering the Philosopher in You: The Big Questons in Philosophy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Colin McGinn
    • Narrated By Colin McGinn
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    (130)
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    Everyone has their own inner philosopher - a voice within that asks, oh so insistently, philosophical questions. Everyone wants to know what the ultimate nature of the world is, what the self is, whether we have free will, how our minds relate to our bodies, whether we can really know anything, where ethical truth comes from, what the meaning of life is, and whether or not there is a God.

    Sergio says: "Recommended"
    "Very Enlightening on Most Subjects Undertaken"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is very enlightening on the big questions for the most part, but it does fall short on the question of God and does not address death as a component with that or any other big issue in philosophy. It does not deal wth life after death which seems to reflect on the total failure of dealing with the question of God.


    What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

    The author is very adept at being objective and speaking from that point of view for the most part. He is also very knowledgeable and lucid giving information and insight that develops the theme along very logical lines.


    What does Colin McGinn bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His presentation carries a perspective that brings an insight into what the narrative delivers. One can discern from his voice and its fluctuations and tone what he means by the words where one might give a heavier interpretation to a different pursuasion if one did not hear him speak them.


    If you could give The Modern Scholar a new subtitle, what would it be?

    Developing an Understanding of the Fundamental Philosophical Questions of Life.


    Any additional comments?

    The book was very engaging and easy to follow and it does cover the fundamental questions of life that are not addressed in other forums as they have a philosophical nature. It was very comforting even, to delve into these questions and become informed and enlightened in a way that spawns good logical thinking.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: First Principles & Natural Law: The Foundations of Political Philosophy, Part I

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Professor Hadley Arkes
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    In this course of lectures, Professor Hadley Arkes seeks to recall the classic connection between morality and law. For law works by sweeping away personal choice and private judgment and replacing them with a public rule, meant to be enforced on everyone. And that state of affairs can be justified only if the law can, in fact, appeal to an understanding of the things that are more generally or universally right or wrong.

    Sacrament says: "Truth and Objectivity Work for the Common Good"
    "Truth and Objectivity Work for the Common Good"
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    What did you love best about The Modern Scholar: First Principles & Natural Law: The Foundations of Political Philosophy, Part I?

    This book correlates with the everyday decisions and perspectives we have to deal with where we need to operate in truth and for the common good. He gives a superior and scholarly understanding of what is significant in our communications and decisions rather than rigidly trying to perform under rules and regulations. We don't live in a perfect world or deal with people who will understand us if we just say what is on our mind, or how we feel so we need discernment. Above all we need to come to a place of discernment that is objective and based on truth, something that is above our natural inclinations.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is a philosophical dissertation and it is so practical and understandable as well as being something one can put into practice. I love the enlightenment he gave.


    What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

    Very lucid and teachable approach. He puts the information on the practical level.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! I listened to part 1 and 2 throughout the day and then listened to them again.


    Any additional comments?

    I am very adept at Philosophy and Theology and well educated in both though I do not have a doctorate. I found this series very relevant to life rather than just education and theoretical. I appreaciate the matter of morals and laws coming together rather than just law ruling.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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